A dear sweet angel was returned to heaven Tuesday, March 15th 2016.
Julia Joy Roberts began her life at the Wells Hospital on August 18th 1937, and along with her parents, Gordon and Jean (Rankin) Roberts and brothers Duncan and Gerry, lived a short time in Barkerville before the family made their home in Soda Creek.
After losing her mother while still a baby, Joy was in the loving care of her Granny Rankin. A short time later, her father remarried Jean Weeks and became the only mother Joy ever knew. Joy spent many joyful years growing up with her many cousins in Soda Creek, especially her cousin Jule, who was like a sister to her.
She made the big move to Williams Lake as a teen to live in the dormitory while attending school, and it was here that she met her love and husband of 60 years Rex Moon.
Rex and Joy lived a loving and adventurous life in Williams Lake, traveling throughout B.C., Alberta and the U.S. by car, plane and motorcycle. They volunteered for 18 years with the local 4-H clubs, as well as many community and school events in town.
Rex will dearly miss his “ Red Haired Girl” and all their time side by side. Joy will be lovingly missed by her kids Gord & Cindy, Bev & Joe and youngest daughter Dawna. As well as her grandkids Michael, Keenan, Shelby & Sheldon, Teagan and Morgan and sweet great-grandkids Ellie and Chase. She will be remembered as “Momma Joy” by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close family and friends.
There will be a memorial service for Joy on Thursday,
March 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm at St. Andrews United Church. Rev. Keith Dobyns officiating. A tea will follow the service.
In memory of Joy, please consider donations to the SPCA.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.